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Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Breur Media Corporation (Aug. 4 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981947417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981947419
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,158,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brett Edward Stout, the son of two successful entrepreneurs, was born in Cedar Rapids Iowa in 1978. At the age of 18 he joined the United States Marine Corps where he studied Russian at the renowned Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. After attending a secondary school in Texas he was stationed at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, Hawaii as a Russian cryptologic-linguist and weapons marksmanship instructor before being honorably discharged in 2002. He worked in 2000, 2001, and 2002 for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) . He worked for HIFF under a variety of titles that included Jury Coordinator and Database Administrator. In 2002, the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation appointed him as their Executive Director of the foundation and their primary event, now called the Rainbow Film Festival. He remained a member of the board until he left to attend the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa where he majored in Russian Language. His passion for writing began when he wrote his first poem in 4th grade almost getting himself suspended from school; he's been in love with writing ever since. Brett Edward Stout's debut novel is Sugar-baby Bridge and he is now at work on the follow-up novel The Lives Between.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
First Civ Div March 13 2010
By Rich Merritt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Marines often speak wistfully of the "freedom" of the "First Civ Div" (paradoxically referring to "civilian (civ) life" as a military "division" (div)) but the transition from being a Marine back to being a slimy civilian is challenging for many reasons. Brett Edward Stout captures this angst as only someone who has been through it can understand.

He writes beautifully:

"I found myself wanting to be wrapped in the tailored safety of my uniform. It was my armor. Everyone wanted to look at me and be around me when I was in uniform... In uniform, I represented a hero. To them, I had fought every war that had ever been won. I was deadly, strong, sexy and admired. Now, I no longer had the option to wear that uniform. No one was looking at me or depending on me anymore. I was floating on the outside of the people who had wounded me all through my childhood and I had been stripped of my armor."

"Sugar-Baby Bridge" is filled with astute observations and insights, not only about this peculiar transition from Marine to civilian, but also about life in general. Stout's Brad Spicer is curious, observant and wise and you'll be glad to accompany him as he tags along with the enigmatic Ron on this adventure.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A great read, a great story. Nov. 24 2009
By Jack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As an author, I was asked to read this book prior to its publication. I was duly impressed with the work. Brett Edward Stout's Sugar-Baby Bridge is an intriguing story that grabs you from the moment you start to read. You will not want to put this book down until you know the final outcome. And when you do finish the book, Stout hooks you in with a preview of his next volume, The Lives Between, which features the main character from Bridge.

The traits of his characters can be recognized by most - in others at least, if not in ourselves. You will find yourself thinking "me, too!" Sugar-Baby Bridge's main character, Brad Spicer, is a charming, if somewhat deceptive, individual. Brad is finding his way through life after a four-year hitch in the Marines. His pretext is fundamentally harmless as he tries to fit into every social situation with which he comes into contact. We follow Brad on his adventure from his vacation in San Francisco to the posh world of the decadently rich of Lake Tahoe. Along the way we get to meet some pretty interesting characters and watch as Brad conforms to what he thinks they expect of him.

Stout's tale of a young man finding his way without the comforting structure and discipline imposed upon him by the Marines is a fascinating coming-of-age story that should not be missed.

Terence Jackson, author of Thirty Days and Counting, and the new release, Von Dred.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sugar-Baby Bridge by Brett Edward Stout Nov. 9 2008
By Elisa - Published on Amazon.com
Brad is a 22 years old guy just out of 4 years of service in the Marine Corps. Stationed in Hawaii, he decided to take a break and visit San Francisco, believing the city the righ place to go for a gay man. Probably Brad hoped to find answers in the city and instead finds only other questions: who he is, who he wants to be?

One night in a club, Brad is searching one more man to spend the night and maybe have also a free dinner, since he is living in a very tight budge. Brad is not digging for money, he will not hook up with the first man with a heavy wallet. Ron is slightly older, 32 years older and a bit strange. He doesn't speak much, but he is gentle in his way, and when he asks Brad to go home with him, the young man agrees.

Comes out that Ron is a very wealth man, living a life only few could afford: night snack at the Fairmont, buying a new Mercedes only to take a few days break in a cabin on Lake Tahoe, having lunch in yacth clubs all around California. After a night of joyous and careless sex, Ron drags Brad in an impromptu short travel, but more far they go from San Francisco, more cold Ron becomes, and more Brad is regretting to have postponed his fly back to Hawaii.

Brad is a young man who wants to find his place in the world. He probably believes that finding a man, a partner, will help him to find an anchor in this world. And so he is ready to fall for Ron, but Ron is not the right man to give stability to Brad. Ron himself has trouble to decide what he wants to be; he is not a bad guy, but he has never had the chance to deal with real life. He is ready to spend heavy money for dressing Brad up with shirts and shorts embroidered with Yacht Club logo, but then he questioned on buying socks and boxers. He is cool and aloof around his family, almost if he is ashamed of Brad, but then he kisses the boy having a nightmare.

Ron doesn't drive back Brad but neither does something to prevent him to go away; and Brad needs to be need, he needs to accepted, he wants for the first time in his life to be open and comfortable in his skin, and being the "best friend" of Ron is not enough.

The book has all the right elements: young and handsome characters, one of whom a Marine (the fascination of a man in uniform, even if retired); dreaming world setting, where money, work and every day life are not a problem; a possible Cinderfella ending, even if the shoe fitting scene is deferred to another book. Brad is a character you could fall for, he so clearly needs to be loved, with his polite behavior and puppy eyes look. Probably Ron is not the man for him, for the two to work, Brad should take the reins of their relationship, and even if he is not the one with money, he should be the one in command... I'm quite interested in seeing how this relationship will move on...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Recognizable Characters in a Fresh Story Oct. 16 2008
By Jack - Published on Amazon.com
Brett Edward Stout's Sugar-Baby Bridge is an intriguing story that grabs you from the moment you start to read. You will not want to put this book down until you know the final outcome. And when you do finish the book, Stout hooks you in with a preview of his next volume, The Lives Between, which features the main character from Bridge.

The traits of his characters can be recognized by most - in others at least, if not in ourselves. You will find yourself thinking "me, too!" Sugar-Baby Bridge's main character, Brad Spicer, is a charming, if somewhat deceptive, individual. Brad is finding his way through life after a four-year hitch in the Marines. His pretext is fundamentally harmless as he tries to fit into every social situation with which he comes into contact. We follow Brad on his adventure from his vacation in San Francisco to the posh world of the decadently rich of Lake Tahoe. Along the way we get to meet some pretty interesting folks and watch as Brad conforms to what he thinks they expect of him.

Stout's tale of a young man finding his way without the comforting structure and discipline imposed upon him by the Marines is a fascinating coming-of-age story that should not be missed.

From Terence Jackson, author of Thirty Days and Counting
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A considerable cut above the usual gay novel July 22 2009
By Henry H. Perritt - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Sugar-Baby Bridge is literature, not writing just a step above porn. As the novel progresses, we live inside Brad's head. We share his uncertainties about everything from his patron, Ron, to his Marine's horror of any kind of disorder, no matter how trivial, to his not liking to get sand in his flip-flops. The painstaking descriptions of every aspect of his environment are breathtaking.

The power of being sexually attracted to cute men is palpable but occurs sporadically instead of eclipsing everything other aspect of the story. These seem like real people, not sex machines.

When I was approaching the end, it occurred to me that Sugar-Baby Bridge is as touching as John Knowles' A Separate Peace; it makes the reader care as much about Stout's Brad as about Knowles' Gene, although the settings, plot and characters are completely different.

I am eagerly awaiting Stout's next one.


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